Small Appliances

49 Kitchen-Tested Products

High-End Blenders
High-End Blenders
We investigate the new crop of pricey blenders to see what you get—and whether i…
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Midpriced Blenders
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
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Mini Slow Cookers
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Food Dehydrators
Food Dehydrators
To find the best dehydrator, we purchased five models and set them to work creat…
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Ice Cream Makers
Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
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High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
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Personal Blenders
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
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Knife Sharpeners, 20-Degree (Conventional Western)
Knife Sharpeners, 20-Degree (Conventional Western)
We tested nine sharpeners designed to maintain 20-degree (Western style) knives.
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Rice Cookers
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
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Large Ice Cream Makers
Large Ice Cream Makers
We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cr…
Bread Machines
Bread Machines
We tested five bread machines to see if the newer, less-expensive models now on …
Tea Machines
Tea Machines
Would brewing tea with a tea machine be more convenient than using a regular ele…
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Home Seltzer Makers
Home Seltzer Makers
Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear adva…
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Greek Yogurt Maker
Greek Yogurt Maker
This appliance promises to streamline the process of making Greek yogurt at home…
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Quesadilla Maker
Quesadilla Maker
Do you really need this?
Coffee Grinders
Coffee Grinders
It's more of a challenge to choose among available coffee grinders than it is to…
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Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on …
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Inexpensive Blenders
Inexpensive Blenders
Our winning midrange and high-end blenders are excellent—but pricey. Could we fi…
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Espresso Machines
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
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Immersion Blenders
Immersion Blenders
Manufacturers brag about speeds and power, but what really makes a good blender?…
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Fondue Pots
Fondue Pots
Retro? Maybe. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned fondue pot when it comes to…
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Small Food Processors
Small Food Processors
We love our winning food processor, but it’s big and costs nearly $200. Could we…
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Electric Citrus Juicers
Electric Citrus Juicers
We tested seven inexpensive citrus juicers to see how they compare to our favori…
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Handheld Electric Mixers
Handheld Electric Mixers
We whipped ourselves into a frenzy looking for the best mixer.
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Vacuum Sealers
Vacuum Sealers
With the next generation of home vacuum sealers out, could we find one that keep…
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Single-Serve Pod Coffee Makers
Single-Serve Pod Coffee Makers
We put five single-serve pod coffee makers to the test.
Stand Mixers (High-End)
Stand Mixers (High-End)
A stand mixer is one of the most expensive appliances in your kitchen, so it had…
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Portable Crock Pot
Portable Crock Pot
This device is designed to both transport and warm your food for hot lunches any…
Small Slow Cookers
Small Slow Cookers
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee pe…
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Two-Slice Toasters
Two-Slice Toasters
If we can send a robot to Mars, why can’t anybody make a decent toaster?
Large-Capacity Food Scale
Large-Capacity Food Scale
Do you need a kitchen scale that can weigh ingredients up to 22 pounds?
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Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
The success of our favorite—but very pricey—Dutch automatic drip model spurred t…
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Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
While citrus reamers tackle oranges and the like, juice extractors expand the op…
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Ice Cream Cone Makers
Ice Cream Cone Makers
Want to make crispy, fresh ice cream cones at home? Try one of these ice cream c…
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